byLivingston, Robert Burr, 1918-; Wilson, Kent R., joint author
Demonstrates the technique of cinemorphology by which information concerning the structures of the brain can be digitized, fed into a computer, and visualized as three-dimensional shapes. For medical personnel Topics: Brain, Computer graphics
Dating from the late 1960s, this U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command produced film profiles the command and control systems developed for national defense, including the early versions of the 465L / SACCS system. The film includes shots of various mainframe computers and communications equipment, including integrated networks that helped foment what we now know as the Internet. The film contains some fascinating images including shots of communications centers, top secret documents, early... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, U.S. Air Force, War, Command And Control, Computers, Electronics,...
This NASA film, made before the Apollo 11 mission, shows the testing of various spacecraft components, starting with mock-ups of the various systems including parachutes, escape systems, and the command module, service module, and lunar module themselves. Prototypes of various modules are shown being launched into space, their engines tested, and re-entry shields demonstrated. At the 2:23 mark, a prototype of the Lunar Module is seen being tested. The actual modules are seen being built... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, NASA, Apollo Program, Spaceraft, Command Module, Apollo Lunar...
Produced during the Cold War "Aerospace Communications" is a film that shows the dreaded scenario of a nuclear war unfolding between the United States and another nation capable of launching a nuclear strike. Hosted by actor James Stewart, who served in the U.S. Air Force as a bomber pilot, the film describes the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS), Mid-Canada Line, and the Pine Line as well as the Distant Early Warning (DEW) line and the nation's new satellite-based... Topics: Command And Control, NORAD, U.S. Ballistic Missile, Early, Midas Satellite, Sage System, James...
Created in the 1960s as the helicopter came into maturity as a transportation method, this fascinating Sikorsky film promotes the use of 'copters to supplement the transportation system and use the broad highway in the sky -- to reduce traffic congestion on the highways and eliminate gaps in efficiency. Chicago and Honolulu are shown -- where helicopters perform critical taxi service -- as well as cities in Europe where helicopters have been employed with great success. A large portion of the... Topics: Disney, Los Angeles, helicopter, IBM 402 Computer
byBenjamin B. Bederson, Kristian T Simsarian, ACM SIG CHI
"This program is a compilation of 11 videos and 6 video figures. Videos have written summaries in the CHI 98 Summary. Video figures are linked to papers in the CHI 98 Conference Proceedings." Topics: vhs, Semantic Highlighting, Developing a Community Internet, Computer- Human Interaction Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Made during the Apollo Program, this NASA film shows mission control in Houston, Texas. Flight controllers are seen in the film, including Chris Kraft. Also shown in the film are the tracking centers and launch vehicle monitors at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, and the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Mission support computers, including an IBM 100, are seen in the form of three digital computers at the 2:31 mark. This computing complex, one of the world's... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Apollo Program, NASA, Astronomy, Spacecraft, Houston, Mission...
"...profiles of three scientists of color whose work in computer science and mathematics has taken them to positions of importance...All...discuss their work, their lives and the journey...in an important area of science and technology...Valerie Taylor, Richard Tapia, Freda Porter-Locklear" Topics: vhs, Valerie Taylor, computer science, African-American, Northwestern University, Richard Tapia,... Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
This Boeing film dates to the early 1970s and explains the company's new Electronic Attitude Director Indicator then under development. The EADI incorporated cutting edge computer technology and was an early form of "glass cockpit" technology. The EADI is a colored multifunction display flight instrument that shows pitch and roll attitude indications along with flight director commands, localizer and glide slope indications, selected airspeed, ground speed, automatic flight... Topics: Boeing, Boeing 707, Attitude Indicator, Air traffic Control, EADI, Electronic Attitude Direction...
Dating to the 1960s, this IBM produced film tells the story of the George D. Roper Corporation, a manufacturer of gas and electric stoves, and how its business was transformed by high tech data management. The film features IBM's Clyde Janson, who helped install IBM's 402 and 602 computers at Roper in 1958. Also shown are O56 Verifiers and O52 Keypunch, 557 interpreter, 519 reproducer, O83 and O84 sorter, and O88 Collator, and the processing system. The computer being used is the 1401,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: IBM, History Of Computing, Computers, Data Processing, Data, Technology, Punch Cards, Punch Card...
"These spectacular computer-generated images are the result of years of programming from computer wizard James Shiflett. This unique kaleidoscope of intricately changing images features more than two million colors and infinite patterns. Dazzle was created live to the music of John Serrie. This "best of" compilation of his Miramar recordings enhances the ever-changing visuals to create an experience unlike any other." -- description from box. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: vhs, computer graphics, computer-generated art, space music Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
John H. Whitney explains the graphic art potential of the computer and the methods and philosophy involved in his computer film making. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Demonstrates and explains experiments by John Whitney with computer - produced motion graphics, showing the use of lines and dots to produce parallel and related pair structural relationships w.ich move in depth as well as time. Analyzes Whitney's film permutations as... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Animation (Cinematography), Computer graphics, Computers, Indians of... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation